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Re. Merck pulls Vioxx citing risk of stroke, heart attack
NO medicine is 100% safe -- all work by poisoning some aspect of physiology.
It's a question of taking the good with the bad. ASA wouldn't pass current scrutiny, but it's here. Cox-2's have a role. But let's be honest about it with ourselves and our patients. Save them for pain patients who don't get relief with other agents.